Wireless cup-and-string communicator

Artist Duncan Wilson created the "Cup Communicator" -- a wireless version of the dixie-cup-and-string walkie-talkie design. This is fantastic -- it should be a product!
Tug the cord to activate, squeeze to talk and hold to the mouth and ear...

The form and function of the Cup Communicator refer to the ‘two-cans and string' children's toy and the physical factors involved with that device. This typology and its associations remind us of the magic and playful intrigue of our first communication devices that has been lost by the desire for more efficient forms of telecommunication.

Link (via Red Ferret)